A Place to Store Hope

Lucky Penny Piggy

THE VALUE

Historical

Analysis

Sense of

Humor

Less is

More

Shifting

Perspective

Use Design

to invite someone

to see a common object

through a new lens.

the CHALLENGE

With history as a guide, let American Presidents and Politics inform the project.

the INSPIRATION

Research

Design

Develop

Prototype

and Deliver

one WEEK

The

FACTS

A piggy Bank holds spare change,  

Typically saved for special occasions.

The coins it collects include:

Quarters - Good for laundry or the Musee Mecanique in S.F.

       

Nickels - Store these for the apocalypse for melting and reuse 

 

Dimes - Twice as expensive but half as valuable as the nickel 

 

and Pennies - When found heads up,

IT'S GOOD LUCK!

The LUCKY PENNY

Avoiding misfortune is as old as time.

While superstitions may vary by culture,

the belief that Fate can be coerced is universal

(President + Superstition) (Piggy Bank) = ?

the

FORM

Obama loved basketball. Playing the court was his lucky talisman on polling days. Twice in 2008, he didn’t play - and in both games, he lost to Clinton. 

“WE DID NOT COME HERE TO FEAR THE FUTURE, WE CAME HERE TO SHAPE IT.”

Barack Obama

2009-2017

General Shape will be like a basketball

the

SILHOUETTE

He was called “Dutch” as a kid because he was ‘cute and chubby’ with a dutch boy haircut. He used a psychic to set big events to coincide with psychically "good days."

“WE CAN’T HELP EVERYONE, BUT EVERYONE CAN HELP SOMEONE.”

Ronald Reagan

1981-1989

Cute and

Chubby Features

the

DETAIL

Truman was a superstitious man. He held such strong belief in a lucky horseshoe that he had one installed over the door of the oval office. 

“AMAZING WHAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH IF YOU DON’T CARE WHO GETS CREDIT.”

Harry S. Truman

1945-1953

Bend the Knee

to Show Off a

Horseshoe

the

TALKING POINT

McKinley wore a lucky carnation he'd give to kids, immediately replacing it thereafter. After passing one off, he was assassinated before replacing it in time.

“IN THE TIME OF DARKEST DEFEAT, VICTORY MAY BE NEAREST.”

William McKinley

1987-1901

Add the

Bullet Hole

the

MEANING

Lincoln saw his death in a dream, via his reflection staring back at him. His assassination followed days later.          

“MOST FOLKS ARE ABOUT AS HAPPY AS THEY MAKE UP THEIR MINDS TO BE.”

Abraham Lincoln

1861-1865

Shrink it

to Hold a 

Single Penny